Maharashtra floods: NDRF and BMC teams deployed in rescue ops at various districts

Heavy rains lashed many parts of Maharashtra triggered landslides and floods in some areas

As torrential rains lashed many parts of Maharashtra triggered landslides and flood in some districts.

 

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent 8 more teams in Maharashtra for rescue and relief work in floods-affected areas.

 

A total of 34 NDRF teams are engaged into relief and rescue operations in the coastal areas of Maharashtra that have been hit by landslides and floods.

 

A spokesperson for the NDRF said that after monitoring severity of the situation, additional eight NDRF teams have been airlifted from Kolkata and Vadodara base that deployed in affected areas of Maharashtra.

 

The spokesperson said that the NDRF teams have rescued about 1,800 people and evacuated 87 people to safer places and also retrieved 52 bodies from various landslide sites till now. And, extensive searches are on for the people missing in those affected areas.

 

Meanwhile, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) who is providing various civic services to the citizens of the Brihanmumbai Mahanagarpalika area, has declared two teams that have left for Raigad and Kolhapur on Saturday.

 

Over the past one week, at least 76 people have lost their lives, 38 have been injured and 59 people are missing after many areas in Maharashtra were hit by floods and landslides.

 

As per the state disaster management department , Maharashtra's Raigad district seems to be the worst affected by the heavy rains where at least 47 people died including 37 in a landslide at Taliye village on Thursday.

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